M says she's transgendered. Her open-minded mother doesn’t completely believe this, given M’s ultrafemininity as a little girl. But sexuality/gender identity is fluid these days, even in middle school. M began seventh grade with a male name and identity. Her grandmother recently helped her order a breast binder. We marveled at the kindness of that act.
I wonder at the grace with which some families navigate these rough seas. M is blessed with a good family.ReplyDelete
I am so glad he is part of such a loving family.ReplyDelete
M is lucky to have a supportive family.ReplyDelete
M will truly feel the loss. I'm glad M has had support and love.ReplyDelete